Killer on the Road
Almost every teen that you encounter has a cell phone nowadays. Among those that have cell phones 90% text. Teens send more text everyday then there are people in the world. So chances are that they might be receiving or sending a text while driving and this is a huge problem in the United States. It’s been proven that the average text takes your eyes of the road for 5 seconds. So as you can imagine drive at 60mph basically blind for 5 seconds is really dangerous.
Texting while driving should be illegal in the United States. People should be cited for texting while driving because not only are drivers putting themselves in danger but also everyone else around them. Statistics have indicated that over 6,000 deaths and over half a million injuries have occurred due to drivers using cell phones in 2011. People tend to lose focus on what they are actually supposed to be doing while driving and using cell phones. People as a whole can be pretty selfish and often worry only of themselves. Drivers should be cited for texting while driving to ensure the safety of all drivers on the roads and highways.
Citations should be given to drivers who text while driving because in order to view or reply to any text message, their eyes have to be completely off of the road for a given time period. There is absolutely no such thing as the perfect driver, let alone somebody being able to drive perfectly while text messaging no matter how advanced the technology may be because it will still be a constant distraction taking your attention away from the road. In 2009 about twenty percent of all automobile accidents were caused by distracted driving. Of that twenty percent, over 900 of those accidents were caused by people who happened to be texting while driving. A lot of studies make the argument that texting while driving actually makes them more dangerous than intoxicated driving. Today the statistics of automobile accidents involving cell phones...